In June, Eating Recovery Center (ERC), a provider of comprehensive treatment for eating disorders, was selected as a winner in the 19th annual Digital Health AwardsSM competition. The competition is held twice a year, recognizing the world's best digital health resources. ERC received the Gold Award for Best Website, the Silver Award for Facebook Engagement, and a Merit Award for Instagram Engagement.
The awards are judged based on content format and success in reaching the targeted health audiences, as well as overall quality. Efforts by the center's marketing team efforts have enabled ERC to achieve the largest and most engaged social community in the eating disorder treatment community. Their social following continues to grow, currently represented by 89,000 Facebook followers and 10,000 Instagram followers.
ERC's website features a vast range of resources for patients, family and friends, and healthcare professionals. In addition to the work ERC was awarded for last week, it also launched a Family Support Center last month. This center is a new, innovative online platform created just for families and caregivers of eating disorder sufferers and patients, serving as a way for ERC to extend its clinical resources beyond the physical walls of each ERC location.